CFTTC 2019
March 6 - March 8, 2019

 
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Barnes, Dr. Teresa
MS Community College Board




Co-Presenters: Jeffrey Powell, Melissa Lewis


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Career Development Academies: Educate to Innovate

During this session, participants will learn about the Career Development Academies (CDA) at Hinds Community College and Northeast Community College. The presenters will provide an overview of the program and discuss future STEM activities. In addition, participants will view videos of students talking about their experiences in the program. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of CDA.
Benson Thompson, Robin
University of Mississippi Medical Center




Co-Presenter: Rebecca Butler


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Collaboration Kitchen: Mixing It Up with Active Learning

We all know interaction in the online environment is important, but keeping it from becoming stale is challenging. This session will provide fresh examples of active learning activities to meet three types of interaction: learner to content, learner to learner, and learner to instructor. Participants will learn how to kick their online classrooms up a notch by adding technology tools.
Black, Jason
School of Business and Industry / Florida A&M University







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The Past, Present Impact and Future Value of HBCU CS Programs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) face unique challenges and opportunities in Computer Science Education. This session first presents perspectives from industry and HBCUs from a historical and landscape perspective. Then, we will discuss how public and private agencies and institutions and HBCUs can work together to address challenges and leverage opportunities for African American and black students to engage in computer science education and careers. Participants will hear a brief but comprehensive analysis of this topic, and then be led in an interactive group breakout activity designed to better understand the climate, challenges and future of HBCU CS Education. The results of this discussion will be shared and disseminated as a potential white paper.
Boyd, Dr. Alfred
Mississippi Valley State University







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Free Edtech Tools for Educators

Technology is a powerful tool that provides support for teachers on all levels. This session will present participants with, resources, tools, apps, and websites that are free and open for anyone to use. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce and provide an overview of the the top free edtech tools that are available. The major topics covered will include: 1) Classroom management tools 2) Communication tools 3) Assessment tools 4) Curriculum tools Participants will leave this session with tips and tools, and resources that will make them more effective and productive.
Branch, Victor
MSU CAVS-Extension







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STEP 2.0: Pathway to Careers

Student Technology Exchange Program 2.0: Pathway to Careers: is submerged into high technology careers by introducing students to the complex fields and curriculum that challenges the engineering design process: Ask – Research – Imagine – Plan – Create – Test & Evaluate – Improve *******STEP 2.0 - Pathway to Careers: Work Keys - Industrial Maintenance (CC Degree) - Engineering (University Degree)***** This session will include a identify/building components that support Work Keys Certification - Robotics Certification - Mechatronics modules that are being implemented in the classroom with student teams (4); this module will include Internet Coding module that will implement the Sequencing programming with student teams (4) (Cell Phone); this module will include Robotics ELean Certification process with student teams (8)(Internet + 8 ELearn ID’s).
Britt, Margaret
Copiah-Lincoln Community College







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It’s Me Again, “Margaret!”

It’s Me Again, “Margaret!” with tools and tips to impact student learning. Come and learn how to easily enhance the look and feel of content. In addition, learn about new tools and resources to make your students better equipped to compete in today’s marketplace. You are guaranteed to leave with at least “one” new idea!
Burge, Dylon
PUE




Co-Presenter: Rebekah Mayfield


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Virtual Reality in Elementary Classrooms

In this session, we will explore different tools to help incorporate VR technology in K-College classrooms. Using VR can be a fun and inexpensive way to explore new areas, cultures, and ideas from the safety of your classroom! You will even learn how to create your own VR experience! We will explore the following: - Merge Cubes and the Merge Universe - Nearpod - https://artsandculture.google.com/ ' - https://vr.google.com/tourcreator/
Clark, Julie
Hinds Community College




Co-Presenters: Katherine Puckett, Daniece Williams


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The Collaborative C.A.F.E.: This Ain't Yer Mama's Classroom

This presentation will demonstrate how active learning techniques can be used to present course material. Whether you teach online, hybrid, or traditional courses, you must engage your students with active learning to promote critical thinking skills, collaboration, and deep understanding. Students are part of a space that encourages creativity and activity while their learning is focused and engaged. Faculty prepare for course content delivery, active assignments, and instructional and discussion strategies through a Collaborative C.A.F.E. training course. This session will expose participants to this training course and empower faculty and other curriculum personnel to take a fresh approach to active teaching and learning. Participants will receive hands-on interactivity with various techniques and examples of active learning. Nita Burchfield will share her recipe for blending active learning with instructional technology.
Garren, Billy Jack
Clear Touch Interactive




Co-Presenters: Rob Smith, Angel Nickens


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Emerging Innovation with Clear Touch

In this session participants will learn the innovative technologies being brought to the forefront of cutting edge classrooms by Clear Touch. Interactive Flat Panel Displays are transforming traditional classrooms with creative software that makes learning fun for college students and easy to use for instructors. This technology is unlike the days of old with traditional projectors that require teachers to be the sage on the stage. With Clear Touch, Instructors can engage their students in the learning process and provide hands on learning like never before. If you are finding yourself looking for new ways to drive student engagement, look no further because this session is for you.
Hammoud, Sam
The University of Mississippi




Co-Presenter: Dr. Brian Reithel


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New Frontiers in Higher Ed Cybersecurity: Ransomware & Beyond

This session addresses the issues higher education faces when it comes to emerging cybersecurity threats, including the evolving ransomware landscape. It will discuss how cybercriminals are constantly on the lookout for security vulnerabilities, particularly in the higher education arena, when it comes to cloud-based storage, online classrooms, content sharing, employee data, research data, and student data. Throughout this session, we will provide tools and methods that help find security gaps and prevent cyber attacks in order to avoid devastating financial impacts and disruption of services in your organization.
Jackson, Jerri
The University of West Alabama







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Where would you like to go today? Exploring Virtual Reality

In education classrooms across the world, it is critical that students are engaged in the classroom. Through the use of new and innovative technologies, teachers have the opportunity to create dynamic learning environments that are not limited to the classroom, where students have the opportunity to visit other countries; take a dive in the ocean and examine various reefs; and the opportunity to travel through the body all without leaving their seats in the classroom due to virtual reality. This hands-on presentation will provide participants with a variety of easy to use mobile apps and virtual reality technologies that are not costly but efficient and can be used in the classroom to increase students knowledge, involvement, and engage students even more in the learning process.
JACOBS-BRANSON, VICTORIA
JACOBS ENTERPRISES, L. L. C.







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Every Thing I Know About Technology, I Learned From My Students

Although a wealth of literature discusses technology integration in general, there is a lack of research on learner-centered technology integration. The domains of the learner-centered principles are: the meta-cognitive and cognitive, affective, personal and social, developmental, and individual differences factors, all emphasize both the learner and learning. In today's session, we will briefly discuss how and why the teacher and student are the facilitators in today's technologically advanced classrooms. A few classroom friendly apps will be shared with attendees through hands-on activities. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a WiFi/internet capable device (i.e. smartphone, tablet, laptop).
Khan, Abu
Jackson State University







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A Guided Discovery Based Approach of Teaching in Laboratory Courses

This session is designed for instructors of laboratory courses. A significant part of mastering science is to develop an ability to apply the concepts in real-life problem-solving. Most STEM students encounter considerable difficulties in this task. Laboratory courses that are offered to alleviate this problem should provide opportunities to (a) explore, (b) predict, (c) verify, and (d) conclude from their own understanding and perceptions of the concepts to enhance their abilities of critical thinking. In the traditional approach, students are provided with a manual containing specific steps to follow. Students in guided discovery based section was provided with the opportunity and freedom to further explore their own ideas and discover answers to "what-if" questions. To evaluate the effectiveness of the approach, students of both the discovery based and the traditional sections were given pre-post tests on ten laboratory exercises. Student performance was found to be significantly higher (t=3.53,p=0.002) for discovery-based approach. Recommendations of available technology, with examples, will be made.
McCarver, Teresa
University of Mississippi




Co-Presenter: Teresa McCarver


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Go Phish

In this presentation, you will see how the University of Mississippi is using phishing simulations to provide training to employees on the perils of phishing. Using simulations such as this as a training tool gives employees real-life experience without the risk. Attend this session to see what the metrics show.
McEwen, Ph.D., Johnathan
Jones College




Co-Presenter: Benjimen J. Sessums


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Rube Goldberg's Sim Lab: Over-Simplification Versus Over-Simulation

The second generation of high-fidelity simulations raises an interesting question. Where is the tipping point when excessive simulation comes at the loss of learning? The concept which led to simulations, over-simplification, has an evil twin: over-simulation. High-fidelity simulations attempt to duplicate reality (a set of parallel, asynchronous events) with technology-based replications (a set of centrally controlled, synchronous events). Simulations have the downside of being chaotic systems which are extremely sensitive to circumstances. Errors rapidly compound each other, and the simulation falls apart. This contrasts with reality which can introduce parallel corrections and prevent the catastrophic breakdown. Once the simulation breaks down, the learning objective is lost. Identification of the tipping point is key in successful progression through the next phase of high-fidelity simulations. Will we address the issue or create the ultimate Rube Goldberg Machine?
McHenry, William
The Mississippi e-Center Foundation




Co-Presenter: Barbara McHenry


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The Democratization of CyberLearning: Evaluation of Program Impact

Record Enrollment Growth From 2011 to 2017, students at JSU participated in the largest mobile learning (iPad) project on a public university campus in the nation. The Mississippi e-Center Foundation supported the distribution and management of over 6,000 iPads. Whether or not they chose to attend JSU solely because of the one-to-one iPad program, once students were on campus and experienced the technology-rich general education courses, they valued the additional learning opportunities that the iPad project permitted. At a time when enrollment across the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning was declining, enrollment at JSU grew to historic levels. Over five years from the fall 2011 semester to the fall 2016 semester, first-year student headcount increased by 28.5%. Not only did JSU see record enrollment, but there was an encouraging shift in the level of student preparation, with the average ACT scores for incoming first-year students rising from 18.75 in 2011 to 19.44 in 2015. The incorporation of the Democratization of CyberLearning into JSU's strategic recruitment plan contributed to phenomenal student enrollment growth. This session will detail the elements necessary to implement a modern technology-based learning environment.
Miller, Jan
University of West Alabama




Co-Presenter: Reenay RH Rogers


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Lights, Camera, Action! Developing Teacher Stars

The phrase “a star is born” is deceptive. Most stars require extensive training and practice to hone their skills. Creating stars in the classroom is also a multi-step and time-consuming process. Lights, Camera, Action! will demonstrate the use of an web-based video recording tool for teacher preparation, induction, and mentoring that can also be used for administrators for evaluation of teacher performance. GoReact is both a cost-effective and time-saving tool. UWA faculty use this tool to provide feedback for both real time commentary and previously recorded videos to prepare pre-service teachers. This video tool can also be used as a means to mentor in-service teachers during their induction period as well as an evaluative tool for administrators. The capability of observing teachers and providing useful feedback from a distance offers administrators opportunities to extend teacher preparation and mentoring beyond the college classroom to create “star” teachers.
Oswalt, Lee
Itawamba Community College




Co-Presenter: ShaCarla Petty


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EDGE Program: A Three Year Discovery of our Workforce

The U.S. jobs market is tight. The unemployment rate nationally is the lowest it's been since 1969. Here in Mississippi the unemployment rate statewide is averaging 4.7%. The economy is good. Yet, in Mississippi averages 21 thousand Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents are unemployed and receiving SNAP benefits. There are many factors why these individuals are not participating in the labor force. In 2015, MDHS, MSU/NSparc and five Mississippi Community Colleges implemented a three-year comparative study of two training, support service, and employment models funded by the Department of Agriculture/SNAP E&T Pilot grant, also known as the EDGE Program. The goal of the two service models is to move Able Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD’s) receiving SNAP benefits to sustainable wage employment. Participant services from the grant ends February 2019 and successful employment outcomes have been achieved at all Community College service areas. The scope of the findings surpassed the initial estimations of the grant. SNAP E&T Pilot Directors from ICC and EMCC will share the lessons learned and the “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” from the inter-organizational partnerships, intensive participant navigation, barrier mitigation, and the struggle of transportation.
Pardo, Amy
Mississippi University for Women







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OER Courses: Develop! Teach! Assess!

With the goal of making a university education more financially accessible, I have developed writing and literature courses that rely on Open Educational Resources rather than traditional textbooks. The scope of this presentation is not discipline specific, so all are invited to attend. This session will cover how to develop a course, how to access course content, the delivery of that course both on-line and in a traditional classroom, as well as successful active learning-teaching methodologies that enliven traditional digital engagement such as discussion board postings. Finally, I will address various options for assessing the effectiveness of the course. By the end of this presentation, attendees should have a well-rounded understanding of an OER course, the positive impact of that course, and a confidence in beginning the process of adapting a traditional course or proposing a new one.
Powell, Jeffrey
Northeast MS Community College




Co-Presenter: Panel Discussion


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Unleashing the Power of the iPad and OER- Panel Discussion

This will be a panel discussion on using iPad and OER at Northeast MS Community Collge (NEMCC). Recently, NEMCC became the first community college in the nation to require every student to have an iPad.To offset the cost we offer 55% percent of our textbooks as free. Come learn from faculty, staff and administrators on how this has revolutionized learning.
Roberts, Marie
Meridian Community College







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Seems Legit: Credentialing Your Course with Digital Badges

Learning today happens everywhere, but it's often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements digitally. Badgr is a free and open source platform that syncs seamlessly in Canvas for badge issuing, management, and tracking user achievements. Use badges to help motivate students to complete content in your course, and compete with each other. Badges can be quickly and easily added to the modules in your course, so students can unlock a badge each time they complete a module. To make things even easier, the Badgr tool comes with a built in badge designer, where you can either design a badge from scratch or upload your own badge image. Session attendees will be able to: -Create a module with a progression of steps or activities -Add Badgr to a Canvas course -Adjust the settings of a badge to manage who receives the badge and when -Create a badge icon using the Badgr badge designer -Display badges on courses for students and help them share their own badges on their Canvas profile
Rogers, Reenay
University of West Alabama




Co-Presenter: Jan Miller


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Avatars + Virtual Classrooms = Prepared Teachers

Universities are often plagued with limited diverse placements for education. With emerging technologies, universities can create diverse experiences and simultaneously allow teacher candidates to gain experience in a virtual environment. With simSchool, students can create and practice teach any type of learning profile they might encounter in the classroom. Gender, class size, ethnicity, and learning needs are all customizable. Users can also create over 10 trillion instructional tasks to embed in sim classrooms and evaluate first-hand how different types of students perform. TeachLive is another product that offers candidates not only experience with diverse settings, but also experience teaching “live” student avatars. In the simulated classroom, pre-service teachers can learn the instruction and classroom management skills needed to become effective teachers without placing “real” students at risk. Virtual experience prior to facing a classroom of students is invaluable.
Ryals, Chris
East Central Community College







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Best Practices Using eBooks in Career-Technical Education

Textbooks have been a staple in education for centuries in various fields. They provide direct access to information regarding subject matter and are essential to mastering competency in a particular field. However, with advances in instructional and computer technology, students can now utilize eBooks with the same effectiveness as traditional textbooks, but with lower costs and broader access. The Engineering Technology program at East Central Community College implemented a pilot of eBooks across all of the program’s courses in the Fall 2018 semester. This session will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of this pilot, along with data regarding retention, student success, and student feedback on the utilization of eBook with the online provider RedShelf. Best practices of proposing the pilot and implementation will also be addressed.
Saxon, Gay
Hinds Community College







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Make Learning Fun!

Make Learning Fun! This session will focus on the use of activities that make learning interesting and fun. Engage students with hands-on activities that support course content and encourages participation. Having fun while learning increases student retention of information by making the process of learning enjoyable and memorable. This hands-on session will encourage participation in activities that can be used to enhance the learning environment. Participants will also have an opportunity to share personal experiences and activities that have been successful. The goal of this session is to encourage instructors to include an element of fun in their classroom that motivates and inspires students to learn.
Sessums, Benjimen
Jones College




Co-Presenter: Johnathan J. McEwen, Ph.D.


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Cell Phone Polling Systems in CTE and Academic Courses

The modern educator faces a serious dilemma: maintaining engagement of an ever-increasing technological dependent generation with an ever-shrinking budget. Once a student loses interest, it is extremely easy for them to occupy class time with cell phone use despite restrictive policies on the presence of cell phones in the classroom. Over the past 24 months, a series of services, some of which offer free, limited services to educators, have been rolled out to simultaneously combat the temptation of cell phone use to occupy class time and improve student engagement during a tight economy. These services are web-based and do not require elaborate clicker systems or special software. Furthermore, some can be incorporated into PowerPoint presentations with great ease. This session looks at the various systems available and reports on their use with CTE and academic students from the viewpoints of two faculty members with differing educational philosophies and ideologies.
Songy Thompson, Shelley
University of Mississippi Medical Center




Co-Presenter: Logan Smith


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Transition from Teaching Teenagers to Training Adult Learners

There are many similarities and differences in teaching various age groups. In this session we will discuss the teaching pedagogy we used to teach adolescents in the past versus the methods we use when training adults now. We will also compare the instructional technology tools used in the K-12 classrooms and those utilized at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. During this session we will equip instructors with the essential skills to provide quality education regardless of audience or context.
Team, Apple








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Northeast Mississippi Community College oNE Initiative re-visited

An update on the success of NEMCC becoming the first Community college in the United States to provide all students with a common platform. Join NEMCC and the Apple team and learn about the details. Bring your questions.
Team, Apple








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Everyone Can CODE

We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So we’ve designed a program that lets anyone learn, write, and teach code. This session will explore Apple’s Everyone Can CODE initiative.
Team, Apple








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iPad for Educators

Designed for educators wishing to increase proficiency with an iPad and learn about the most current features. Educational workflows will be demonstrated as well as more in depth ways to use Safari, Siri and Notes in the classroom. If bringing your own device to follow along, please update to the most current version of iOS - 12.X
Team, Apple








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Mac for Educators

Designed for educators wishing to increase proficiency with the Mac and learn about the most current educational features. Educational workflows will focus on creation of educational media objects - audio and video recordings, presentations, .pdf docs, Books (ePub or iBooks) and others. If bringing your own device to follow along, please update to the most current version of macOS - Mojave.
Team, Apple








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Everyone Can CREATE and Apple Teacher

Apple’s Everyone Can CREATE is a new curriculum that helps teachers bring the power of drawing, filmmaking, photography, and music to every subject. Apple Teacher is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning.
Team, Apple








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Teaching Everyone Can CODE

Join NEMCC and the Apple Team as they share how NEMCC has taught the first Everyone Can CODE in the Mississippi Community College System as part of a technology class. Learn what the course entails, technology requirements, gotchas, success stories, and more.
Team, Apple








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Tips and Tricks for Amazing Keynote Presentations

Keynote is the simplest way to make a beautiful presentation on your Mac or iPad. Learn about master-slide creation, transitions, animation, Magic Move, embedding objects and presentation tricks. This will be a demonstration presentation so bring along your Mac or iPad with updated OS and Keynote.
Thompson, James
Holmes Community College







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Taming the Virtual World For Education

This session will cover new augmented and virtual reality systems available to educators. We will discuss many applications for student engagement using emerging technologies in virtual, augmented, and mixed realities.
Walters, Kim
Mississippi State University




Co-Presenter: Kim Walters


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ARC for Screen Capture - Not Part of a Circle

I was introduced to the video/screen capture program ARC as Mississippi State is embarking on the use of Canvas. I was looking for a way for my students to capture class projects in my Math for Elementary Teachers classroom. I have had this video project in previous semesters, but the students seemed to run into various problems depending on their personal computers. ARC seemed to be the answer. I was amazed at how user friendly it was and how easily I picked up on the "how tos". I am looking forward to using it very soon to screen capture explanations for students who email math questions. I can see where it will have many uses and it easily posts into Canvas. I hope to share with my audience what I have learned and how I am using this tool and hopefully learn from others who are using it also.
Wylie, Veronica
STEM South




Co-Presenter: Dr. Jeton McClinton


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Full STEAM Ahead

The purpose of this session is to introduce participants to Full STEAM, a community based STEM+A program aimed at cultivating the nature of inquiry possessed by all children. Full STEAM serves a high needs population and takes great care to honor the young lives with which it has been entrusted. This session is designed to provide participants with a clear understanding of three dimensional learning. Participants will gain an understanding of the difficulty faced by students who struggle to “see” themselves in STEAM fields, and will understand that exposure to STEAM and related careers is vital. Session participants will engage in student centered STEAM activities that are culturally relevant and strongly aligned with the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Science Standards (MSCCRS). This will not be a sit and get session. Instead, participants will use the hands, and minds to engage real STEAM material.